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Ersan Ilyasova | Forward | #7

Team: Philadelphia 76ers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 5/15/1987
Ht / Wt:  6'10' / 235
College: None
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 2 (6) / MLW
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Ersan Ilyasova hit 9-of-16 shots for 23 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and a steal in Thursday night’s win against the Pelicans.
The Sixers break a 23-game road losing streak with the help of Ilyasova, who stayed hot against New Orleans as he has now scored at least 17 points in four straight games while averaging over 30 minutes during that span. He remained efficient with Robert Covington back in the lineup which is a good sign. Fantasy owners should go out and pick up Ilyasova if he is still available in your leagues as he is becoming a consistent fantasy option. Dec 8 - 11:23 PM

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Ersan Ilyasova scored a season-high 23 points with 17 rebounds in Tuesday's 96-91 loss to the Grizzlies.

It was easily one of the lines of the night, as Ilyasova shot 7-of-19 from the field with four assists, two blocks, one steal and four triples in 40 minutes of action. Joel Embiid was resting and Jahlil Okafor was out with an illness, so he took advantage of his extra minutes. He's scored 17+ points in three straight games with a combined nine 3-pointers in that span, so there's no way he should be sitting on any waiver wires.
Dec 6 - 10:51 PM

Ersan Ilyasova hit 7-of-15 shots and two 3-pointers for 17 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in Monday's loss to Denver.

He had 18 and three 3-pointers in his previous game and has scored in double figures in all but one game over his last 10, and has hit a 3-pointer in all of those. He's worth owning in all leagues right now.
Dec 5 - 9:50 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 18 points with six rebounds, two assist and three 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Celtics on Saturday.

It certainly helped Ilyasova a ton with Joel Embiid (rest) not playing tonight. We still don't have a clear picture with how the power forward minutes will shake out, especially with Embiid's restriction getting softer and coach Brett Brown using double-big lineups now. Ilyasova may not be worth owning in shallower leagues, but he's done enough to be a hold in standard leagues. The 76ers have a back-to-back coming up on Monday.
Dec 3 - 11:05 PM

Ersan Ilyasova played 17 minutes against the Magic on Friday with seven points, two rebounds, one assist and one 3-pointer.

He lost some playing time tonight with the 76ers going with more lineups consisting of Jahlil Okafor and Joel Embiid. That said, the Magic run more double-big lineups than anyone in the NBA, so that was a factor and this game got to garbage time. Ilyasova's owners shouldn't worry too much about this dip in minutes and consider him a low-end hold.
Dec 2 - 9:37 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored a team-high 14 points during a 105-89 loss to the Bulls on Friday, adding seven rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer in 26 minutes.

He's arguably been the 76ers' second-best player behind The Process. Ilyasova played 35.5 minutes per game in his previous two and coach Brett Brown has trusted him at the beginning and end of close games. Despite some inconsistency in his career, Ilyasova has posted mid-round value in standard leagues over his last 10. He's worth owning in standard leagues.
Nov 25 - 11:09 PM

Ersan Ilyasova dropped 22 points and 12 rebounds before fouling out vs. the Grizzlies on Wednesday, going 8-of-15 from the field and 4-of-5 from the line with a pair of 3-pointers.

The 76ers were in search of their first three-game winning streak since January 2014, but they came up just short in double-overtime. Ilyasova was great tonight, playing physically in the post, and he's now scored double-digit points in six straight games. He shows no signs of ceding the starting PF job to Dario Saric, who came off the bench tonight for three points and five boards in 22 minutes. Ilyasova is worth a long look if you need some 3-pointers, points and rebounds.
Nov 23 - 11:33 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (sore left foot) double-doubled in 31 minutes vs. the Heat on Monday, scoring 10 points with 11 rebounds, three assists, one steal and one triple.

He was considered probable to play with a minor foot tweak, but it wasn't an issue tonight. Ilyasova was only averaging 23.4 minutes in his previous five games and was splitting minutes with Dario Saric, but he played a little extra at the expense of the rookie -- Saric played just 17 minutes. That will likely change once the 76ers focus on player development, but coach Brett Brown may continue to ride the hot hand of Ilyasova for the time being.
Nov 21 - 10:31 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (sore left foot) is starting on Monday vs. the Heat.

He was listed as probable and the injury is not considered serious. Ilyasova will likely split the PF minutes with Dario Saric and he's been getting an average of 23.4 minutes over his last five games. He's a low-end player in standard leagues.
Nov 21 - 6:29 PM

Ersan Ilyasova (sore left foot) is probable to play Monday vs. Miami.

We should have another update soon enough, but owners can assume no news is good news on the Ilyasova front. He's currently putting up just 13th round value in standard 9-cat leagues, so he's by no means a must-own guy.
Nov 21 - 5:26 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 11 points against the Wolves on Thursday, adding three rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 21 minutes.

He did look to tweak his back in the first half and may have been a bit hobbled later in the game. To be clear, there is no report of an injury. Ilyasova and Dario Saric ate up all the power forward minutes and they didn't play next to each other at all. Ghostface Ilya has played well for the most part and is a low-end hold in standard leagues, but shallow owners can probably do better.
Nov 17 - 11:40 PM

Ersan Ilyasova started at PF on Wednesday and he wound up with 16 points, four 3-pointers and four boards, shooting 5-of-10 from the field before fouling out.

Ilyasova took a seat for good after 26 minutes. The Sixers opened the season with a 1-9 record but they held on to defeat the Wizards tonight, so it would be a surprise if Ilyasova didn't stick as the starter for Thursday's game in Minnesota. He's burned fantasy owners repeatedly in the past, but is still worth a look if you need 3-pointers with some scoring and rebounds.
Nov 16 - 10:39 PM

Ersan Ilyasova will move into the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Wizards, sending Dario Saric to the bench.

The arrival of Ilyasova has been a thorn in the side of Saric owners, and it's currently unclear if this will be a long-term thing. On the year, Ilyasova has managed to contribute late-round value with averages of 10.2 points, 5.0 boards, 1.1 assists, 1.6 triples and 1.1 turnovers per game on 40.9 percent shooting, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do with the first unit tonight.
Nov 16 - 5:30 PM

Ersan Ilyasova hit 5-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 13 points and six rebounds in Monday's blowout loss to the Rockets.

He was the best Sixer off the bench tonight and is averaging 10.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.4 3-pointers over his last five games on dismal 36 percent shooting. Chances are you can do better off your waiver wire.
Nov 14 - 11:25 PM

Ersan Ilyasova scored 14 points with 11 rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers in 24 minutes against the Pacers on Friday.

Coach Brett Brown didn't use Ilyasova next to Dario Saric tonight, but that combo has been used before and that may happen on Saturday. Ilyasova is quite the roller coaster for his fantasy owners, but he's shown he's capable of putting up numbers in what's close to a maximized role for him.
Nov 11 - 10:18 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Jerryd Bayless
2Sergio Rodriguez
3T.J. McConnell
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Timothe Luwawu
3Nik Stauskas
SF1Robert Covington
2Hollis Thompson
PF1Ben Simmons
2Dario Saric
3Ersan Ilyasova
C1Joel Embiid
2Nerlens Noel
3Jahlil Okafor
4Richaun Holmes